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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I have a specific question to ask. I have bought KH Coraline Gro to facilitate Coralline growth in my tank. I have live rocks and the tank is about 1 month old and I have just introduced fish. I am already supplementing the below - Calcium - Magnesium - Strontium - Iodine - Ascent traces and...
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    hi I’ve been sort of neglecting my tank as of recent due to the many issues of life and this micro algae started to take root all over the tank. Does anyone know what this is, and how to irradiate it? I’m in the process of getting an entire new system and I would like to use the corals and the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Before I get started I have a 120 gallon tank with 40g sump. I got the whole set up from a lfs so it was already matured and with that I let it sit for about a month before adding any new corals or fish to it. Since then I've added two zoo colonies that were doing great and growing like crazy. I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Wife washed filter socks in regular wash load and phosphates sky rocketed. Have since got the phosphates under control but tank is completely covered in algae. It is so bad I must clean the overflows twice a day because they get plugged with floating algae. Is there some way to eliminate the...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello. I have had my tank for 20 years. 54 gallon corner tank. Currently 2 fish - maroon clown (8 years old) and Picasso trigger (2 years old). During the past 2 years, unfortunately I have neglected my tank. I have green hairy algae EVERYWHERE. I scrubbed the tank and rocks last year and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    hello everyone, need some desperate advice. I have a reefer 525 XL I setup 6 months ago. I have algae but only on my sand bed. Seems the snails only feed on glass and rocks. Every week I am taking clumps on sand/algae out of the tank. What makes it worse is I know what is causing this. I have...
  7. Marine Depot
    Get Rid of Cyanobacteria and Algae A Recipe for Success from DrTim's Aquatics!
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    I was wondering what the signs of cycling completion are and when 5e cycle is usually finished. I haven’t seen any Ammonia, nitrate, or nitrite spikes but I’ve had diatoms, and gha.I am not sure if the tank has cycled.Not that I’m impatient to get coral or anything!
  9. Anemones
    I have been long fighting GHA in my tank for months and try as I might can't get it under control. Two days ago I took to drastic measures and began treatment with API Marine Algaefix. Tank is a 55 gallon with 10 gallon sump. I'm treating at the 50 gallon prescribed level. I also stopped...
  10. Marine Depot
    How to Get Rid of Cyanobacteria RED SLIME!!! - Reef Tank Pest Control #3
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I added new live sand to my tank and started to grow green algae that had bubbles on the sand bed. I turned off the lights and the bubbles went away and the algae seems to be dying off but can anyone tell me what kind of algae it is and how I can fix it? I also have some new bugs on my glass and...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey, How can I get rid of this sand algae? Tank has been running for years but I've been adding new stuff in the last few months. I know the glass has algae too, I usually get rid of that with a magnet cleaner or a blade. The sand algae has been annoying me the most. I don't do carbon dosing...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I need help urgent. My tank have algae outbreak not sure what type of algae is it (brown look). This happen couple weeks ago, when I change my water it getting worse. It is possible that I change my salt manufacture. I change my salt manufacture about 2 months ago. I have my tank for 8...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I have had this algae problem for the past three months, I have been trying everything to get rid of it with no success.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone have any advice or knowledge dealing with this algae? I only know what I am reading from reefcleaners, and ofcourse it says to get rid of it while it is small and its no problem. I got a small amount on a frag and was told it was a good algae. when it started spreading I did my own...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So. If you have followed some of my posts, you know that I have been battling dinoflagellates for a few months. Got so bad that I tried a freshwater nuke. Took ALL livestock out, emptied the tank, freshwater dipped rock, filled tank with only freshwater before mixing in salt, then installed...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    3 Macro Methods- Refugium, Algae Scrubber and Display are covered. How they work, the goal in using them, and basic info to be followed up with detailed videos soon. Phosphate is briefly discussed, and hopefully I did a better job representing the point of nutrient export, and was clear about...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Greeting All, I found these things in my tank but I do not know what they are. Can someone show me some light here? Cheers!
  19. General Reef Discussion
    What benefits can macro algae provide to a reef? How do you outcompete nuisance algae with macros? What's the difference between micro and macro algae? What's the best lighting for specific species of algae? What signs will tell you that caulerpa is about to go sexual or that different algae...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, Im just into my second month of my new tank which has been going great. I recently got my clean up crew. I had gotten 4 blue legged hermit crabs a month ago right after my cycle because one of my rocks was starting to get some algae on it. It was kinda like short hair and slimy. The lfs...
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